Hedva Ser, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and Special Envoy for Cultural Diplomacy


Ms. Hedva Ser was designated UNESCO Special Envoy for Cultural Diplomacy in 2017, in light of her commitment to dialogue of cultures and social inclusion as a vehicle for a culture of peace.

Since her first term as a UNESCO Artist for Peace in 2011, Hedva Ser has participated in the Organization’s mission with her work as an artist and as a godmother to various artistic projects. Her sculpture "the Tree of Peace" symbolises peace between peoples and understanding between nations. She has inaugurated many of these monumental pieces around the world, including in Paris, New York City, Tel-Aviv, Philadelphia and Malta.

As the godmother of the Art Camp project, she promotes the creative and artistic work of young artists from conflict regions while supporting UNESCO's values such as peace promotion and the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Through this project launched in 2012, Hedva Ser organises numerous exhibitions around the world to promote the work of these young artists and highlight the power of artistic expression. In March 2018, in partnership with UNESCO, an Art Camp Andorra exhibition was organized at United Nations Headquarters during the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

In addition, Ms. Ser is the creator of the UNESCO World Book Capital Trophy.

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